2014 Annual Symposium: March 12-16 in Sun Valley, Idaho.
2014 Open Forum live: March 13 at the Sun Valley Inn, Idaho.
Annual Laura Evans Memorial Breast Cancer Symposium
The Symposium is titled "The Critical Aspects of Estrogen Endocrinology and Breast Cancer Causation and Treatment” and brings 16 researchers from across the globe as well as 6 Medical Advisory Committee Members to Sun Valley, Idaho, for the week of March 12 - 16, 2014. This Symposium is an invitation‐only conference held under the guidance of Marc Lippman, MD, and Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE. The attendees—which include renowned scientists, researchers and physicians from around the world—have intense working sessions to share unpublished information, analyze breakthroughs, discuss advances in treatment, and recognize hurdles to finding a cure.
"The Expedition Inspiration Annual Symposium is truly a meeting of the greatest minds in breast cancer research — the 'rock stars' of the field. It is a powerful event because of its singular focus on sharing ideas to move the field forward. There is nothing quite like it, and it exists because of Expedition Inspiration's mission and supporters." — Expedition Inspiration board member Kimberly Allison, M.D.
Free Breast Cancer Open Forum
The title of the Open Forum is "Estrogen and Breast Cancer — the Good, the Bad and the Ugly."
Our guest speakers are: Suzanne AW Fuqua, Ph.D., of Baylor College of Medicine and Susan Hankinson, Ph.D, of University of Massachusetts Amherst
Each year, in conjunction with the Annual Laura Evans Memorial Breast Cancer Symposium, Expedition Inspiration hosts a Free Breast Cancer Open Forum to hear from these researchers on Thursday, March 13 from 5:30-7 p.m. The Forum is sponsored by St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation. "This Forum offered through Expedition Inspiration’s Symposium is a tremendous resource to the people of the Wood River Valley and beyond,” said St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation Chief Development Officer Megan Thomas.
"The Open Forum is a great opportunity for the public to have their breast cancer and general cancer-related questions answered,” said Suzanne Pere-Mulenos, Expedition Inspiration board member. "In a survey of last year’s attendees, the Forum was found to be ‘incredibly worthwhile’, ‘fascinating’, and ‘very relevant’ to the field’. We are so pleased to share this information with a larger audience this year.”
To view videos clips from the 2013 Breast Cancer Open Forum visit www.youtube.com/user/breastcancerei and access the "Open Forum 2013” playlist.
"Though the researchers specialize in breast cancer, the Open Forum has relevance for all individuals effected by cancer, regardless of the specific kind of cancer they are surviving," said breast cancer survivor Suzanne Pere-Mulenos. "The progress investigators have made in breast cancer research has translated to improved treatment options for many, many other kinds of cancers."